Rev up the white Bronco — FX has set a premiere date for American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson.
The network announced today that Ryan Murphy’s limited-run look at the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial will debut on Tuesday, February 2 at 10/9c.
Meanwhile, Baskets, FX’s new Zach Galifianakis comedy, will kick off on Thursday January 21 at 10/9c.
As the network launches that pair of newcomers, it will hold off the Season 4 premiere of The Americans until March — which will mark the Russian spy drama’s latest premiere thus far. FX said the Keri Russell-Mathew Rhys vehicle’s exact launch date has yet to be determined.
Sister network FXX also revealed premiere dates for two of its returning comedies: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, will be back for Season 11 on Wednesday, January 6 at 10/9c, while Man Seeking Woman returns for Season 2 the same night, at 10:30/9:30c.
American Crime Story is be based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson, which, according to FX, “explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.” It stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Courtney B. Vance as Johnny Cochran, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian and Connie Britton as Faye Resnick.
Baskets follows Galifianakis’ title character as he pursues his goal of being a French clown, despite “financial difficulties and an impenetrable language barrier.”